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LeBron James’ representatives to meet with 76ers in LA LeBron James’ representatives to meet with 76ers in LA
- July 02, 2018

His representation has been meeting with teams since the free-agency period began at 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday. Paul also represents Simmons and James has been complimentary of the Rookie of the Year. The Cavs, on the other hand, have been mostly operating in the dark. LeBron James was seemingly at the top of their wish list for the better part of the past year, with Paul George presumed to be checking in second. (more...)
'England have clear path to World Cup semi-finals'
- July 02, 2018

Speaking to Britain's Sunday newspapers he said, "Maybe if I'd played against Belgium and didn't score, I'd be thinking, "I didn't score in the last game". If you want to be the best team in the world you've got to beat the best teams. Lingard never got to play a competitive match alongside Falcao, with the attacking midfielder ending the 2014-15 season on loan at Derby as he recovered from a knee ligament injury sustained on his United debut. (more...)
Cavendish eyeing Merckx's stage wins record in Le Tour Cavendish eyeing Merckx's stage wins record in Le Tour
- July 02, 2018

South African duo Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Jay Thomson will be the sole riders from the country in Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka's Tour de France team. "I'll be looking for any opportunities that come my way". He finished third at the Tour Down Under in January and could prove a contender on the stage 6 finish on the Mur de Bretagne, as well as in the breakaway on the later mountain stages. (more...)
Phillies' Velasquez drilled in arm, makes throw Phillies' Velasquez drilled in arm, makes throw
- July 02, 2018

He dropped his glove, hustled to retrieve the ball as it deflected toward third base and unleashed a strong toss with his opposite arm that nipped the speedy Eaton at first for the final out. He's worked his way to be a top-15 prospect for the Phillies . The 26-year-old Velasquez came into the game with a 4.69 ERA in 86 1/3 innings, but he had been more effective recently (3.79 ERA over his previous three starts covering 19 innings). (more...)
Paul Pogba: Kylian Mbappe is much more talented than me
- July 02, 2018

And he has helped them well on their way to completing that goal - bagging two in the last-16 clash with Argentina. Mbappe doesn't want to be paid for representing his country at the World Cup , instead opting to give any earnings to the Premiers de Cordees charity with which he has been working for some time. (more...)
Serena Williams thanks Wimbledon chiefs for making her a seed Serena Williams thanks Wimbledon chiefs for making her a seed
- July 02, 2018

It also came to light that the 23-times Grand Slam champion had already been tested five times by USADA this year while other American players have had been tested once or not at all. "You know, I nearly want to feel the need to go out there and be the best that I can be". "Just test everyone equally". Serena wasn't sure she would be seeded for Wimbledon , which starts on Monday, and the 23-time major victor admitted she could have no complaints. (more...)
Denmark coach Hareide: It's Eriksen v Modric Denmark coach Hareide: It's Eriksen v Modric
- July 02, 2018

The key to unlocking the Danish defence will likely be how well Croatia's superstar pair of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic can set a quick tempo from the base of midfield. Croatia's plan at the moment seems to be the following: Hold possession, get the ball into the wide areas, cross in for Mandzukic. Both of their losses came as friendlies in the month of January. (more...)
5 reasons Paul George should sign 5 reasons Paul George should sign
- July 01, 2018

Projecting Grant's new deal as starting around $9 million if he re-signs and filling out the roster with minimum-salary contracts for the Thunder's three 2018 second-round picks (who will help save money if signed to National Basketball Association contracts) would push the team salary to more than $159 million. (more...)
Spain's Andres Iniesta retires from worldwide football following World Cup exit
- July 01, 2018

Before the match. the president called the head coach and wished him success in the upcoming game, he also said that. our guys had already done the impossible by reaching the knockout stage. Iniesta scored Spain's opening penalty in the shoot-out against the host nation but was powerless to prevent his side losing 4-3 on spot-kicks - having drawn the match 1-1 - and tumbling out of the tournament. (more...)
Did Vladimir Putin phone call inspire Russian Federation to beat Spain? Did Vladimir Putin phone call inspire Russian Federation to beat Spain?
- July 01, 2018

Russian Federation can reach their first World Cup quarterfinal since 1970 if they can shock Spain in Moscow on Sunday. Asked about Spain's playing style, he said: "We have our identity which is because of the type of players we have". (more...)
Russian Federation makes World Cup history with fourth substitute
- July 01, 2018

The 32-year-old captain pulled off two important saves during the penalty shoot-out - which they won 4-3 - to take his team to the quarterfinals of the competition for the first time since 1970. Russia's Igor Akinfeev saves a penalty from Spain's Koke during the shootout. Their quarter-final opponents will be decided on Sunday night, when Croatia face Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod. (more...)
Suns waive former Marian Catholic star Tyler Ulis Suns waive former Marian Catholic star Tyler Ulis
- July 01, 2018

Booker is reportedly upset with the decision. Booker and Ulis have played together dating back to their freshman year at the University of Kentucky in 2014-15 and first met in eighth grade. Ulis played in 132 games, making 58 starts for Phoenix over the course of his two seasons in the Valley. He averaged 7.6 points, 4.1 assists and 1.7 rebounds during his stint with the team. (more...)
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric plays down Christian Eriksen midfield battle
- July 01, 2018

The World Cup match between Croatia and Denmark will be broadcast live on Fox. Saturday's dramatic last-16 openers, which featured 10 goals, marked a handing on of the torch to a new generation, with French teenager Kylian Mbappe announcing himself on the world stage. (more...)
Shaw, Viharis tons power India A into final of Tri-Series Shaw, Viharis tons power India A into final of Tri-Series
- July 01, 2018

After that, it was Vihari's turn to take charge, and he did not disappoint. West Indies A were left without a win in the one-day tri-series after being overwhelmed by India A in the final group match at Wantage Road. Opener Shaw blazed his way to 102 off 90 balls, while Vihari smashed 147 off 131 deliveries. During his explosive knock, Shaw found the fence 16 times. (more...)
Brazil's Marcelo a doubt for Mexico match Douglas Costa ruled out Brazil's Marcelo a doubt for Mexico match Douglas Costa ruled out
- July 01, 2018

We have to play football to beat Mexico". "The shirt doesn't win you the game. [.] I am sure we will do all we can to play a great game". We also had in the past Romario, Pele, Ronaldo ... Neymar got off the mark against Costa Rica and his influence will be crucial if Tite's side can lead the South Americans to their sixth World Cup and first since 2002. (more...)
Hareide tips Eriksen to match Modric in last 16 duel
- July 01, 2018

Though Croatia are favourites on Sunday, and are some people's surprise pick to win the whole tournament, coach Zlatko Dalic said Denmark's solid team play and strong defence should not be under-estimated. "We've played fantastically in the group stage". No individual can do it on their own. Although the Danes have ridden their luck at times , Schmeichel has been one of their standout players. (more...)
Neymar likes to exaggerate fouls - Mexico captain Andres Guardado
- July 01, 2018

Mexico will meet Brazil in the round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup , and one of El Tri's stars has criticised superstar Neymar for his diving antics ahead of the tie. "We'd never beaten Germany in a World Cup either, and we did it in this one ", he reminded reporters. "There's no greater memory than making history with a fifth match. (more...)
Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon because of injury
- July 01, 2018

Murray's hip problems played a huge role in his Wimbledon quarter-final defeat against Sam Querrey 12 months ago. The two-time champion made his long-awaited competitive return after almost a year out at Queen's earlier this month, before reaching the second round at Eastbourne this week. (more...)
Rockets' Paul to stay put with four-year max contract Rockets' Paul to stay put with four-year max contract
- July 01, 2018

Unlike many top-tier National Basketball Association free agents during the summer of 2018, Chris Paul's decision did not appear to come with much drama. The 33-year-old reportedly never considered leaving, despite the odd rumour that he could look to link up with longtime friend LeBron James elsewhere. (more...)
Spain 1-0 Russian Federation Spain 1-0 Russian Federation
- July 01, 2018

Dropping out of the line-up is the highly-experiences Andres Iniesta, defender Dani Carvajal and Thiago Alcantara. For Russia's part, the hosts look to be setting up a 3-4-3 against La Furia Roja, which signals the first time they have deviated from their 4-2-3-1 since the start of the tournament. (more...)
Modric the best Croatian player ever, says Rakitic Modric the best Croatian player ever, says Rakitic
- July 01, 2018

It has been a great honour to play with Andrés during the last four years at Barcelona and with Luka for the last 11 years for Croatia . They are both more than team-mates for me. "To be honest, I see Spain above everyone else", he said. It is the first World Cup for Schmeichel, whose father also played in just one tournament - in 1998, as a 34-year-old, when the Danes reached the quarter-finals. (more...)
Jahanara Alam first Bangladesh woman to take T20I five Jahanara Alam first Bangladesh woman to take T20I five
- July 01, 2018

History was made in Dublin as Jahanara Alam became the first Bangladeshi woman to claim a five-wicket haul in worldwide cricket. Bangladesh chased down Ireland's 124 with five balls to spare at Dublin on Friday. She had Kim Garth caught behind, Eimear Richardson taken at mid-off and wrecked Isobel Joyce's stumps with a yorker to complete her five-wicket haul. (more...)
Eastbourne International: Kyle Edmund proves too strong for Andy Murray Eastbourne International: Kyle Edmund proves too strong for Andy Murray
- July 01, 2018

It was also Murray's second defeat in three matches since his return from long-term hip problems that sidelined him for nearly a year, having been beaten by Australian Nick Kyrgrios on his comeback last week. 11 in the ATP Rankings, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. The British lucky loser Jay Clarke got his first ever win over a Top-100 player as he defeated America's Ryan Harrison in straight-sets 6-4, 6-1. (more...)
Federer eyes ninth Wimbledon title but wary of Nadal threat Federer eyes ninth Wimbledon title but wary of Nadal threat
- July 01, 2018

Nadal extended his incredible record on the red dirt of Roland Garros earlier this month as he crushed Dominic Thiem to win his 11th French Open title. The thought of retiring from tennis is yet to cross Roger Federer's mind but the Swiss tennis legend revealed that family will play a key role in deciding when he hangs up his racket. (more...)
I Want To Compete Properly - Murray Still Unsure Of Wimbledon Entry I Want To Compete Properly - Murray Still Unsure Of Wimbledon Entry
- July 01, 2018

When asked on Wednesday if he meant to make a decision before the draw, Murray said: "Yeah, probably". "I'll see how I pull up again". Andy Murray is making a late bid for a place at Wimbledon this year as he looks to overcome fitness problems that have kept him out for nearly a year. (more...)

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